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Du-duh!

by Matt Moro

slgckgc : Flickr

April 18th seems like a very, very long time ago. That was the last time that Ike Davis was a member of the New York Mets. You would think that the former first baseman of the future, the 18th overall pick back in 2008, would be missed by the team that sent him packing earlier this year. But most Met fans have been able to forget about the struggles and disappointments from their once promising prospect Davis. That’s because the Mets put their faith in another big power lefty, and he’s finally starting to show why.

Baseball Icon Vin Scully joins One on One

by Sean Hahner

Wikimedia Commons

Legendary broadcaster Vin Scully announced earlier this week that he will return next year as the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 66th consecutive season. The Fordham Prep, Fordham University, and WFUV alum joined Mike Watts and Matt Moro on One on One to talk about his decision to stay for at least one more season.

One on One Looks Back at Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown

by Kris Venezia, Kenny Ducey, Nick Logerfo
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Neil R, Flickr

For most people history stays in the past as a distance memory, or a story handed down from generations. For a small hidden town called Cooperstown in upstate New York, history comes alive once a year for Hall of Fame weekend. Baseball greats are immortalized in this town that is as much a part of baseball as hotdogs and cracker jacks. A year removed from a Hall of Fame weekend that didn’t see a single person inducted, six baseball greats came to Cooperstown to take their rightful place in history.

Dellin Betances Touches 101 MPH in Win

by Kenny Ducey

Keith Allison/Flickr

BOSTON, MA -- Found inside a 6-4 Yankees road win was a superb performance from the bullpen. Shawn Kelley, Adam Warren, Dellin Betances, and David Robertson tossed a combined 4 1/3 innings of two-hit ball, yielding just one run. Inside that? Three triple-digit fastballs from Dellin Betances to Mike Napoli, one clocking a career-high 101 MPH on the Fenway Park radar gun.

"When I get an out, I kind of look back," said Betances. "I saw it and I said 'Oh, wow.'"

Bob Ryan Sits Down with One on One

by Drew Casey, Sean Hahner

Wikimedia Commons

Earlier today, Bob Ryan spoke with Mike Watts and Matt Moro on One on One. The well acclaimed sportswriter touched on many things around baseball, including the MLB Trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees. The Boston College graduate even shared a few laughs while on the air. To listen to his interview, please click play below.

Life in the Minors- Chapter 7: Music

by Drew Casey, Brendan Bowers

Brendan Bowers- WFUV Sports

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

Mount Rushmore of Broadcasting

by Mike Watts

Flickr | South Dakota

With news of Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully deciding to return for a 66th season behind the microphone, this week's One on One Mets and Yankees ticket contest honored the WFUV alumnus.